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Half Lifes and Critical Conditions

  1. Jul 12, 2007 #1

    Do half lifes dissapate quicker when under critical conditions, e.g- high pressure, high temprature etc.?

    Is there are difference in half life dissipation in real gases and ideal gases?

    P.S- I know nothing about half lifes.

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  3. Jul 12, 2007 #2


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    Assuming you mean radioactive half lives then classically no there is nothing you can do to the physical conditions to change them.
    There has been some work recently that suggests very high pressures can have an effect presumably the nuclei are moved closer together enough that the strong nuclear force can have an effect on a neighbouring atom.
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